Working through the Development Credit Authority (DCA) USAID is providing portfolio guarantees to two Kyrgyz banks to increase access to loan capital for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), farmers and agricultural businesses in the Kyrgyz Republic. USAID is supporting two Kyrgyz banks to address this constraint by partially guaranteeing loans made to farmers and agricultural businesses such as processing, packaging, storage and logistics. USAID is supporting development of these businesses through the Agro Horizons project that will select agricultural value chains with the greatest opportunities for employment and competition. Guarantees for loans to farmers and agribusinesses will be available nationwide with a heavy focus on Batken, Jalalabad, Naryn and Osh oblasts.
On December 23, 2014, the State Tax Service of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic will open a new Citizen Service Center at Dordoi market in Bishkek. The newly refurbished facility will help improve customer service for more than 7000 businesses as well as traders working at the market.
The American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) released its 2014 Legal Profession Reform Index (LPRI) for the Kyrgyz Republic Volume II during an event today at the Ak-Keme Hotel in Bishkek. The Kyrgyzstan LPRI, based on an innovative tool created by ABA ROLI, assesses the development of the legal profession in emerging democratic and transitioning states, based on international standards for an independent, ethical, and effective legal profession. The LPRI is published by ABA ROLI, with funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and is distributed free of charge.
Six teams of young people from Kyrgyz orphanages and boarding schools will dance in a flash mob, titled “Gift,” in Bishkek on December 19 to draw attention to the concerns of youth living in residential facilities, and as a means of social expression and development. The flash mob will take place at the Bishkek Park Trade Center, 148, Kievskaya St., from 13:00 to 14:00. The Jasa.kg program of the International Youth Foundation catalyzes a generation of young people to actively engage in building a stable, prosperous and democratic Kyrgyzstan through a package of services designed to support young people. The program has three primary objectives: inspiring active citizenship among Kyrgyzstan’s youth, preparing youth for the job market, and creating a culture of positive youth development.
A Modern Transport and Logistics Workshop will take place in Bishkek on December 18-20. The workshop, to be held at the Ak – Keme Hotel, will be attended by carriers, truck operators, freight forwarders, logistics service providers, warehouse and storage operators from Afghanistan, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. Workshop participants will discuss modern challenges and opportunities to the South and Central Asia regional system for movement and storage of goods.
Last updated: April 06, 2015